Monthly price and food security update, October 2012


  • Consumer price index decreased on a month-onmonth basis.

  • Diesel and gasoline decreased by 4 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.

  • Fuel price adjustments resulted to year-to-date increase of Php 2.93 per liter for gasoline and Php 0.52 per liter for diesel.

  • On a month-on-month basis, the movement in the prices of main staples are within normal fluctuation.

  • Prices of selected commodities in Central Mindanao are generally stable on a month-onmonth, past 3 months-todate, and year-to-date.

  • Paddy and corn production improved in the first half of the year.